Op de terugreis mijn eerste treinboek uitgelezen (The Human Stain). Dat dient gevierd met een kort citaat:

In my parents’ day and well into yours and mine, it used to be the person who fell short. Now it’s the discipline. Reading the classics is too difficult, therefore it’s the classics that are to blame. Today the student asserts his incapacity as a privilege. I can’t learn it, so there is something wrong with it. And there is nothing especially wrong with the bad teacher who wants to teach it. There are no more criteria, Mr. Zuckerman, only opinions.

(Mijn bold, en mijn stokpaardje: verantwoordelijkheid(szin). Or lack thereof.)